A SECOND ‘minor’ material amendment to a development of four houses off Matthew Lane, Low Bradley, was approved despite suggestions the homes were too imposing, when discussed by members of Craven District Council’s planning committee.

Planning officer Andrea Muscroft said the amendments were regarded as acceptable. The amendments ranged from first floor extensions to provide a further bedroom on each of the properties, increase in garage roof ridge height, full height windows with a Juliet balcony on three of the houses, insertion of a double window on one of the garages and a first floor extension to provide a bathroom.

Councillor Stephen Place said it was the second time amendments had been made.

“He said: “They’ve been referred to as looking like four battleships. I would regard them more like four cross Channel ferries.”

The application was also objected to by Bradley Parish Council which said it made them ‘out of keeping’ with the area.